The first thing that you'll notice about New Jersey-based rock quartet Audiot is lead singer Brian Axton's striking voice, then the catchy melodies of the songs and the impressive musicianship backing them up. Audiot's sound has been compared to everything from hard blues to modern rock. But while no one seems to hear the same thing, everyone agrees - they like what they hear.
Audiot recently completed their much anticipated album, The Do-It-Yourself Home Lobotomy Kit, which is the follow up to their 2001 release The Hues. Songs from The Hues and The Lobotomy Kit have received airplay on WYSP (Philadelphia), WTHK (Trenton,NJ), WCHR (Manahawken, NJ), WUVT (Blacksburg, VA), WBCC (Burlington, NJ) in the US and internationally on 95FM University Radio Rock (Brazil), and been featured in television and films such as Leaf Productions Skimboarding Video "Five Pounds Lighter 2" and Idiom Productions "Desicions."
They draw on modern rock, blues and jazz influences to compliment lyrics touching philosophy, detachment and universal love with sarcasm and cynicism. This album is overflowing with great hooks, strong vocals and exceptional songwriting power backed by a fierce rhythm section.
Their live show is a musical marathon second to none! Audiot has performed at such venues as Conduit (Trenton, NJ), Pontiac Grill (Philadelphia, PA), The Lion's Den (NYC), The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ), Tropicana (Atlantic City, NJ), Grape Street Pub (Philadelphia, PA), and Doc Watson's (Philadelphia, PA). Whether electric or acoustic, the band delivers creativity with soul.
Audiot is one of those rare bands that comes along and defies tradition by refusing to be categorized. Audiot is playing and sending the message that their style of rock music is powerful and ready to bring rock back to the forefront of music today. So if you only see one concert this year, make it the Audiot experience. So much more than a rock band!